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Downtown Bend Library

Downtown Bend

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Sunday12:005:00
Monday9:009:00
Tuesday9:009:00
Wednesday9:009:00
Thursday9:009:00
Friday9:006:00
Saturday9:006:00

601 N.W. Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 617-7050
Fax: (541) 617-7083

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The Downtown Bend Library was designed by Thomas Hacker and Associates of Portland, Oregon. The two-story, 38,855-square-foot library opened in 1998 and features exposed beams and high ceilings, complemented with eastward-facing windows, looking over Bend’s civic square.

The library’s large children’s area, located on the ground floor, includes an interactive Early Learning Space. You’ll also find a large community space, the Brooks Room, on the first floor that hosts story times for children as well as cultural programs for teens and adults. The second floor of the library houses teen and adult print and digital materials, as well as public computers, a meeting room, and reading and study spaces. Rotating art exhibitions reflect the talent of the local community. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

Upcoming Events

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  • Feb 29 2020

    9:00 AM - Saturday - Meyer Classroom

    Free Tax Prep Sessions with certified tax volunteers.

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free tax preparation sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown Bend Public Library. Come to the library to learn more about tax credits and have an IRS-Certified Volunteer prepare your taxes. Taxes are prepared online, using IRS certified software and then electronically transmitted to the IRS. Certified tax volunteers will also be available to answer some your tax questions.

    Walk-in sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning February 8th. For more information visit http://cashoregon.org for a list of items to bring with you to the session.

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  • Feb 29 2020

    3:00 PM - Saturday - Brooks Room

    Learn what the League is doing to reform redistricting into a fair process for all Oregonians.

    The League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) has joined the People Not Politicians campaign, a diverse coalition made up of all party affiliations, income levels, backgrounds, identities, and all corners of Oregon, to rally for equal, fair and transparent representation at the state and congressional level. Currently, the Oregon legislature is in charge of redrawing district lines. The League is calling for the creation of an independent redistricting commission with strict criteria for drawing district boundaries, which requires an amendment to the Oregon Constitution. The proposed reform takes redistricting out of the hands of partisan politicians and back into the hands of voters to create fair, representative districts. As we approach the 2020 census and the potential of adding a sixth congressional district to Oregon, we need to make sure district boundaries are fair. Learn how districts are currently drawn, what the League is doing to reform redistricting into a fair process for all Oregonians, and how you can get involved. We believe that Oregon voters should be choosing their representatives not representatives choosing their voters.

    The League of Women Voters of the United States supports redistricting reform that promotes a transparent and accountable redistricting processes and to end hyper-partisan practices that don't benefit constituents. The League works in states across the country to pass ballot initiatives to institute independent redistricting commissions. LWVOR is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. LWVOR has been involved in every step of the process to establish an independent redistricting commission through advocacy, educational forums, and coalition building and if currently working on an initiative petition campaign to get redistricting reform on the ballot for 2020. *fbl*

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  • Mar 2 2020

    9:00 AM - Monday - Brooks Room

    Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Mar 2 2020

    10:00 AM - Monday -

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Mar 3 2020

    10:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes. 18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Mar 3 2020

    11:30 AM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes then stay and play.

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  • Mar 3 2020

    1:30 PM - Tuesday - Brooks Room

    Stories, songs, rhymes, crafts to develop early literacy skills. 3-5 yrs.

    Early literacy skills to get your child ready to learn to read are the focus of these storytimes. You and your child will hear great stories while also becoming more familiar with letter sounds, rhyming, vocabulary, and print. Plus there will be directions to follow, which will help prepare for kindergarten. 30 min.

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  • Mar 3 2020

    2:30 PM - Tuesday - Meyer Classroom * Registration Required

    Safely buy and sell items on the popular classifieds site.

    When people think of buying and selling online the first thing they often think of is Craigslist. This popular classifieds site remains one of the most popular internet markets because of its simplicity and free platform.

    In this class, you will learn how to browse and search for items, respond to ads, post your own ads with photos and avoid scams and other common pitfalls.

    This is a hands-on, interactive class. Participants should be comfortable using a mouse and internet browser. The library has laptops available or you can bring your own. Space is limited and registration is requested.

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  • Mar 3 2020

    5:30 PM - Tuesday - Lobby Tutor Room

    Receive confidential business planning with a SCORE mentor.

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has "been there, done that." SCORE business counselors will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for free one-on-one small business counseling. Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary.

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  • Mar 4 2020

    9:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Mar 4 2020

    10:30 AM - Wednesday - Brooks Room

    A gentle storytime for infant and caregiver. 0-18 mo.

    Babies need to hear stories, right from the beginning. You and your little one will join other families and hear very simple stories, songs and rhymes that will help to build a love of books and words. Only 15 minutes long then stay and play

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  • Mar 4 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Free 30-minute walk-in social service consultations to connect to housing, medical and mental health resources and more. For more information visit: www.thrivecentraloregon.org

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  • Mar 4 2020

    1:30 PM - Wednesday - Brooks Room * Registration Required

    Make a pool noodle rocket.

    Learn how to turn pool noodles into safe, lightweight rockets! Then, explore the concepts of altitude, velocity, flight direction after you build and test your rocket. Just pull back on the rubber band and let it go! ages 6-11 Supplies limited. registration required

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  • Mar 4 2020

    3:00 PM - Wednesday - Meyer Classroom

    March 4: Friendship Bracelets. Learn how to make a simple (or more complex) friendship bracelet.

    Using embroidery thread, learn how a few simple knots can make a unique bracelet to keep or trade with friends. Already know the basics? Kumihimo may be the next level of bracelet for you! Kumihimo tools and instructions will be available. 

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  • Mar 4 2020

    5:15 PM - Wednesday - Second Floor * Registration Required

    Free 30 minute consultations with local lawyers.

    Advance registration for appointments opens at 9 a.m., 13 days prior to the date. Advance registration does not guarantee the time of appointment, which run every half hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    All registrants must arrive by 5:15 p.m. to secure their spot and receive their appointment time, which can be any time between 5:30 and 7 p.m. If you are not here by 5:15 p.m., your appointment will be forfeited.

    If any walk-in spots are available they will be awarded by lottery at 5:15 p.m.

    Spanish interpreters are available with advance notice. Request when registering or call: 541-617-7057.

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    Consultas gratis de 30 minutos con abogados locales. Interpretación en español estará disponible con aviso por adelantado. Indique si necesita un intérprete al registrarse o llame al 541-617-7057.

    Registración por adelantado para citas se abre a las 9 a.m., 13 días antes de la fecha. La registración por adelantado no garantiza el horario de la cita. Las citas se realizan cada media hora de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

    Todos los solicitantes deben llegar a las 5:15 p.m. para asegurar su lugar y recibir su horario de cita, que puede ser entre las 5:30 y las 7 p.m. Si no está aquí a las 5:15 p.m., perderá su cita.

    Si hay cupos disponibles para personas sin cita, se entregarán por sorteo a las 5:15 p.m.

    *ls*

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  • Mar 4 2020

    7:00 PM - Wednesday - Bend High School

    Purchase tickets at www.dplfoundation.org

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist MICHAEL POLLAN writes books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in our minds. His bestselling books include "The Omnivore’s Dilemma," "The Botany of Desire," "In Defense of Food," and "Food Rules." His most recent book is "How to Change Your Mind."

    The Author! Author! series began in 2012 as a way to expand the literary landscape in Central Oregon while raising funds for the Deschutes Public Library Foundation. With best-selling writers visiting for each annual series, Central Oregon has played host to numerous authors who have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Edgar Awards, among other literary prizes.

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  • Mar 5 2020

    9:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    An active storytime with stories, songs & movement rhymes.
    18-36 mo.

    Toddlers like to move so this storytime features not only the best stories, but plenty of participation through songs and action rhymes. Your child will be introduced to letter sounds, vocabulary, and the fun of interacting with you and others. 25 min.

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  • Mar 5 2020

    10:30 AM - Thursday - Brooks Room

    Tiempo de cuentos interactivo con canciones, rimas y manualidades. Edades 0-5.Traiga a todos su pequeñitos a este tiempo de cuentos que ofrece libros para bebés, niños pequeños y preescolares. Todos aprenderán lo divertido que es el tiempo de cuentos con oportunidades para cantar, participar en rimas de movimiento y ser creativos con manualidades. Duración: 25 minutos.
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  • Mar 5 2020

    1:00 PM - Thursday - Meyer Classroom

    Practice computer skills! Problem-solve with staff! Find answers to your e-reader questions! Free and open to the public. Use a library computer or bring your own. No registration required.

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  • Mar 5 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday - Hutchinson Room

    Discusión del libro del mes y presentación del libro siguiente. Habrá bocadillos. *ls*

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Page Last Modified Tuesday, April 30, 2019


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